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Re: Art Studio Section

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:18 pm
by Lorena Shiffer
google searched small letters
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=small+ ... 8&fr=moz35.
you could use a tooth pick or exacto blade to place letters. Once varnished other should be permanent. Experiment 1st because lacquers can smear acrylics. Make sure your finish doesn't damage the actual letters

Re: Art Studio Section

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:39 pm
by Lorena Shiffer
its also possible to buy stencils that you make yourself. If too large use a copy machine to reduce down to the size you need
http://stencilletters.org/
Hope this gives you some useful ideas

Re: Art Studio Section

Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 2:24 am
by Johnp1937
Carson Collins wrote:Interesting. I heard, years ago, that if one mixed acrylic paint with glycerine, it would slow the drying process; tried it and it didn't really work (dry time was slowed but not enough to be of any practical value).

Of course I use a pump-spray bottle of water to mist the surface when I'm working wet-on-wet (I suppose all acrylic painters do) but nobody ever told me to mix that water with glycerine. I'll have to try it. Thanks for the tip. :)


I have found that Monopropylene glycol (MPG), which is an ingredient of many commercial retarders, is also very cheap on internet auction sites, and works very well as a diluent for most colours and a retarder. It does have problems with some insoluble earth pigments.. I am experimenting using dipropylene glycol (DPG), to see if it better in some cases. Both are used in the food and cosmetic industry, and are perfectly safe to use in art. Has anyone else tried either of these.